10:Queer is a collaborative platform initiative developed by Photo: and the Photography Education Trust to facilitate critical discussion and meaningful content production on queer practices in Southern Africa, now. Invited participants include photographers and other professionals who currently operate within a field of queer practice in Southern Africa. The workshop sessions will be facilitated by guest advisor, Abri de Swardt and the Photo: team, Georgia Munnik and John Fleetwood.
10:Queer wants to develop a collective language around queer practices and photography through the workshop process. The workshop period will involve presentations, discussions, reading groups, film screenings, meditation, nightclub excursions, a fieldtrip to Johannesburg Pride, a dinner, studio visits to relevant South African photographers and artistic practitioners and walks, in order to challenge existing formats of colloquiums.
In drawing a small group of 10 practioners together, and sharing queer experiences, we hope to set-up an intimate exchange that grapples with the languages and limitations of queer production, locally. Relevant themes for us include representation, complicity, co-option, erasure, (im)possibilities within queer and the role and limits of the camera as enemy and ally. We hope that in gathering 10:Queer, an informal network of queer practices in Southern Africa will emerge.
The workshop will kick off with an open event at WSOA on Friday, 26 October: I/Q Intersex/ Queer Screening. I/Q is a joint Photo:, GALA, Iranti-org, Intersex South Africa and Wits School of Arts event. I/Q is focussed on the film Reclaiming Intersex while black, genderqueer + feminist in South Africa (2018) by Gabrielle Le Roux and Nthabiseng Mokoena, which will be introduced by way of archival footage from GALA and, extracts from Barbara Hammer's Out in South Africa (1994).
Negiste Yesside Johnson
Guest Presenters and Advisors:
Eric Gyamfi (Ghana)
Julia Hango (Namibia)
Sunil Gupta (Canada)
10:Queer is supported by Photography Education Trust through the National Lotteries Commission.
For more information on 10:Queer, please contact Georgia Munnik
Posted 23 Oct 2018